The premise is based on fact: that America is being run by ad agencies that sell their ability to create false realities in the minds of hundreds of millions of people--even billions--and then twist public thinking into a knot that politicians, huge corporations, government agencies, and the like all use to gain more power. Glenn Beck with the help of three of his friends, I believe writes a fictional thriller with the intent of causing his readers to 'think' about what they are being taught and manipulated into believing and accepting. Over ninety percent of those people in Congress— people who are deeper into the pockets of the lobbyists every day they spend in Washington— over ninety percent of them are going to get reelected. All you had to do to get an exclusive with a major best-selling author is to be consistently, entirely uncritical of everything the man does. Thing is, you know this book has been in the works for at least the past year or two.
Yet he thinks there was more between them than the obvious lies. The plot is just an excuse to string sermons on the horrors of large government together. Discard this book for time wasted, however when the power goes off make sure you have a jar of actual metal change so that you can put some of that cheap considering the rest of the world gas in you tank. Thanks to this belief, people in particular the self-appointed intelligentsia see others as merely means to an end. The latest installment I feel a third book coming on.
Wouldn't have thought these things 20 years ago, but now it seems almost a given. It's actually a pretty good thriller with a lot of action. I hope to see a third installment. Here's a weird one: after reading the book, I actually had a couple of conversations with people about purchasing guns. This book deals with patriots, the Founders Keepers, sort of like the Tea Party folks, trying to keep safe and maintain the Constitution that they believe is divinely inspired, who are harrassed, chased, hunted, and killed by the government through their contract employees, and having the media totally not reporting on it. I thought the characters seemed like two-dimensional stereotypes who usually sounded either like the devil or Glenn Beck when they spoke. I was in A very scary book.
The Title was the best thing about this book. Beck's first foray into the world of fiction. In this regard, it rises closer to the level of a Nelson DeMille or even a Vince Flynn yarn. I think most of the pundits like him are worthless, thankfully though he's a few steps up from the arrogant Rush. I did enjoy many of the quotes from the founding fathers and the book did make me think and consider things I hadn't before. So, the story is just the vehicle Beck uses to show his perspective of what's happening in today's world.
Some of my favorite parts were when Beck quotes the founding fathers through his protagonists. I especially liked that there was a list of sources at the end of the book so the reader can research whether the fictional story has a factual basis. Looking forward to the next in the series. Regardless of your politics, a good political thriller can be appreciated by any political view, but this leaves me slackjawed. Was that supposed to be endearing? We no longer take the long view of what is best for the future we are selling our souls for the quick fix. The first scene involves a man, Eli Churchill, at a phone booth do those exist anymore? It was a little slow to start but actually picks up and has a great climax and end.
We must fight back, spread the truth about the evil plans designed against us and spread the truth about liberty and keep it. That was probably the point. However, this book was slow in the beginning and would slow down in other parts. I love you dearly, I really do, but you write terrible fiction books! A very good entry into the thriller genre for Glenn. Worldly knowledge is not doing so well for us right now.
Palin may not be the right person but anything is better than this group of geniuses we have now. For Noah Gardner, a twenty-something public relations executive, it's safe to say that political theory is the furthest thing from his mind. Rhoades ultimately ends up winning the position, but at what cost? That just seemed very odd to me. I hope you take time to read this work, just remember there is mild use of swear words but none that detracts from the patriotic theme! From your cell phone, computer, credit cards, car and Drivers License those chips are not for freedom of movement but control, knowledge of who, what and where you are. The book wrapped up fairly quickly and awkwardly in my opinion. It is well known the Glenn Beck did not write this.
Overall well written it seemed a bit thinner than its predecessor. The story picks up the trail of Molly Ross. The concept was fine but the book was too short to accommodate what he wanted to get across. Noah on the other hand is one of my favorite characters and I was glad to see him rise in the ranks. Well, that sounds simplistic, but after a lot of thought, it's true.
Really enjoyed this book once I got a little bit into it. I think I fit in more than one category! I have no doubt there' This book is a very fast read and I read it in just a few days. I haven't read Overton for several years and this picks up right where it leaves off. This story does not focus on politics at all. Adding the flavor without the layered substance makes for a poorly presented idea if your goal is to be thought provoking and fact based. The government has eyes and ears everywhere.
A powerful group of goverment leaders and evil corporation types are planning to detonate a nuclear bomb and attribute it to well-meaning tea partiers and defenders of the constitution in order to create a world-wide Fascist government. That, of course, is a lie, but it has the desired effect. All in all, it's an enjoyable book. The Washington Post review first explains the premise of the book, Thrillers often are marred by laughable prose, but few have stumbled along with language as silly as this one. Yes - clearly on politics and subtly on religion. Evil men run a shadow government that controls everything. And since one book practically leaves off where the next starts why don't they just release it as one book? American patriots struggle to survive while attempting to non-violently fight the loss of freedom.